You’ve made it. High school is a thing of the past, and you are off to college in the Big City. The question that you have to ask yourself is whether you are ready to face the challenges and changes that await you once you leave the comfort of the small and familiar town where you grew up.
Anne Crawford, Manager – Student Placement Coordinator at Assignment Masters, said, ”Everyone warned me about leaving my hometown and made the big city seem like a jungle where you have to fight for survival. I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting the pace to be so frantic, but I adapted, and today I can’t imagine why it was so scary to come here in the first place. I absolutely love everything about it”.
Let’s be honest, going to study in the city isn’t a walk in the park, you have to be able to adapt to new situations, but if you push through the tough parts, you will find that the city has so much to offer. Here are a couple of things that you should know before you take that leap and go to college.
The price is not right
Although the city comes with many perks, getting things cheap is not one of them. For some reason, everything in the city is more expensive, but on the other hand, you have so much more variety to choose from. You don’t need to go to the same store for everything you need. However, getting used to the fact that your money doesn’t go that far anymore can be quite a challenge.
To fill that hole, most students opt for a casual job to supplement their cash flow. There is something for everyone, and you don’t have to hold a degree to get you going.
Where has the silence gone?
Growing up in a small town, the sounds that you are used to is tranquil and soothing. The city, on the other hand, is loud and crowded. You won’t find a quiet spot that easily. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is.
There is always something going on. At first, it might keep you awake and drive you insane, but if you give it some time, it becomes the white noise that you can’t go without.
Spoiled for choice
Very thing in the city is bigger and better, the opportunities that you have is also mind-blowing. So much so that the opportunities can almost feel overwhelming. Whether it is a job opportunity, or a social event or even where you go and do your daily shopping, you have so much to choose from. It’s only natural to fear making the wrong decision.
But think about it, you are young, and you will have plenty of time to figure out what works for you. The great thing is that you can shop around and try out any number of things and settle on what you like. The city has something to offer for everyone.
Campus living is not for everyone
The great thing about going to college in the city is that you don’t have to stay in a dorm. Depending on the city you aim to go to, the campus can also be scattered across the city.
Although this isn’t what you might have envisioned campus life to be, you have the freedom to explore. Although you don’t know it, but your years as a student is the time that you have the most freedom. Enjoy it.
Studies are important, but so is a social life. College can become quite hectic and busy, and before you know it, you spend all your time in isolation and end up feeling all alone and depressed. On the other hand, you might enjoy the partying thing a bit too much and drop out. What you need is the balance.
If you catch yourself one morning thinking that you can’t remember when you last went out with your friends, you have to get out, put down your books and enjoy some time with your friends. If you don’t, you will end up depressed and wishing the time away.